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    Barbra please
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    It’s disgusting that this kind of ‘transformative acting’ still used even in new century. The worst I can think of was the casting of Emma Stone as Asian American in Aloha, the entire cast of The Last Airbender, Maddie Ziegler in Music (Oh Body music), Robert Downey in Tropic Thunder, and Eddie Murphy in Norbit (this one is so awful and offensive that I had no more words for it)

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    Not to mention cripface in Glee and Music.

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    Robert Downey in Tropic Thunder

    Actually, his character is a satire. He criticizes the blackface in Hollywood. It was intentional.

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    Remember Sandra Oh’s iconic call out of this

    FYC Emmys: "The Crown" in all categories, "I May Destroy You" in all categories, "It's a Sin" in all categories, "Small Axe" in all categories, Billie Piper ("I Hate Suzie"), Yvonne Strahovski ("Stateless") and Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials")

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    Actually, his character is a satire. He criticizes the blackface in Hollywood. It was intentional.

    Oh yes, my bad.

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    Not to mention cripface in Glee and Music.

    or My Left Foot and The Theory of Everything? Sorry, I can’t quite understand the differences.

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    I swear, anyone mentioning Robert Downey Jr in Tropic Thunder as an example of blackface is dumb as hell.

    That’s literally a parody of the pretentious, self centered method actor.

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    Eddie Murphy in Norbit (this one is so awful and offensive that I had no more words for it)

    I haven’t seen Norbit but I have to wonder how makeup artist Kazu Hiro, who was Oscar-nominated for the project along with Rick Baker, felt about putting Eddie Murphy in yellowface.

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    I swear, anyone mentioning Robert Downey Jr in Tropic Thunder as an example of blackface is dumb as hell. That’s literally a parody of the pretentious, self centered method actor.

     

    it is blackface at the end of the day tho

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    it is blackface at the end of the day tho

    Downey was playing a white Australian actor who underwent “pigmentation alteration” in order to play a black role. It’s not blackface in the classic sense where white actors were playing genuine black characters, without any degree of remove.

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    the upcoming irma vep remake with alicia vikander

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    Wasn’t Zoe Saldana trashed left and center for darkening her skin in order to play Nina Simone?

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    Marlon and Shawn Wayans in White Chicks.

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    I swear, anyone mentioning Robert Downey Jr in Tropic Thunder as an example of blackface is dumb as hell. That’s literally a parody of the pretentious, self centered method actor.

    Because the internet takes things out of context. There are plenty of people on Twitter etc who just see a still image and form their opinions based on that. The lack of nuance on social media is a nightmare to navigate.

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    Marlon and Shawn Wayans in White Chicks.

    beat me to it

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